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The 1939 World’s Fair Highlighted in Vanity Fair’s The Decades Series: The 1930s

The 1930s were at time of great strife and oppression as well as a time of great hope. The latest video in Vanity Fair’s Decades Series, “The Decades Series: The 1930s,” focuses on one of the biggest uplifting moments in the ’30s, the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Here’s more about the Barbara Kopple-directed short film:

“The 1939 New York World’s Fair offered a glimpse into a promising future, filled with innovative ideas and inventions. Featuring firsthand interviews from those who were there, Oscar-winning director Barbara Kopple highlights the landmark event in ‘The Decades Series: The 1930s.’ The series honors Vanity Fair’s 100th anniversary with ten of today’s most influential filmmakers celebrating the milestone by creating a short film representing each era of V.F.’s century-old history.”

You can check out the video below the post. You can also check out more from the Vanity Fair 100th year celebration by taking a look at the Decades Series so far. The videos were directed by Gilly Barnes (1910s), Lee Hirsch (1920s), Nick Hooker (1940s), Joe Sabia (1950s), Bryce Dallas Howard (1960s), Brett Ratner (1970s), Don Cheadle (1980s), Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (2000s).

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Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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